Two drivers were injured and traffic around the Little Silver train station was tied up for about an hour after two cars collided at rush hour Monday morning, police said.
The crash, at about 7:44 a.m., involved a 2002 Mercedes-Benz that was heading north on Branch Avenue and attempting to make a left turn onto Sycamore Avenue, and a 2010 Hyundai that was headed south on Branch, said police Chief Dan Shaffery.
The adjoining properties a former Texaco station, the former home of the Wicker Rose furniture store and a small house, all at the juncture of Willow Drive and Sycamore Avenue have significant underground contamination issues resulting from fuel leakage from the filling station and other sources.
The absence of bids was “not exactly what we were looking for,” said Ray Smith, of Stafford Smith Realty, which managed the auction on behalf of a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee. “But in light of the environmental conditions there, it’s not a big surprise.”